Know yourself: What are INFPs and ENFPs the best at?

Understanding ourselves is a key element of choosing the perfect career or building the business that is right for you.

One of the most common tools used to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves it’s called the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

Based on Carl Jung’s theories, this framework shows us that there are 16 different types of people, depending on how they prefer to make decisions and gather information.

Of course, each individual is unique, but these 16 groups are helpful in guiding us discover how we prefer to use our minds.

And relative to your career or business path, it can point towards where your biggest contribution may lay.

This article is inspired by a question that Julia Barnickle Continue reading

Is it possible NOT to live your purpose?

I’m so tired of the topic of purpose.
Well, not exactly about the topic in itself, but with the way it’s been discussed lately online.

I’m tired of the manipulative, guilt-based approaches that many experts out there are using with respect to the idea of “living your purpose”, don’t you?

Instead of helping us live more meaningful, inspired, and satisfying lives, expressing our purpose has almost turned into a chore:
Another task to add to our already-full-to-do-list, another reason to feel like a failure, and think that we are Continue reading

What if you can’t find your passion?

I’ve discovered an interesting fact after years of helping others find their contribution: Not everyone can relate to the idea of having a passion.

And it’s not because they aren’t interested in living with a higher sense of joy and aliveness.
It’s mostly because we use different words to describe our experiences…
…and words, at times, can be an obstacle.

That reminds me of my first Continue reading

Don’t quit your job while you still hate it

Don’t quit your job while you still hate itHas your job ruined your Sunday nights? Yeah, with that feeling of dread you get about having to come back to work the next morning because quite frankly… you hate every minute of it.

If this is you, what I’m about to share is exactly what you need the most, (even though it won’t be easy to hear)

Don’t quit your job yet.
There is a bit of healing (and wisdom gathering) you need to do before you leave.

I know, I know. That is a tough one to swallow, but there is a good reason why I say so.
Let me explain. Continue reading

What my thyroid taugh me about doing work I love

Back then in 2002 I was working as a Building Engineer.

After all I had spent to get there: the long years, tons of personal effort and money into getting my credentials to become what is officially know in my country as “Techincal Architect in Building Execution”, or what most people know as Building Engineer, I wasn’t feeling happy.

Everyone around me thought I was living the dream, but honestly, it was all just a facade.
I was feeling very miserable, knowing I was comprimising a huge part of who I was just to Continue reading

Top 5 Personality Test (part 4): Handwriting analysis

(In this article series I’m sharing the pros and cons of my favorite personality tests. You can find parts 1, 2 and 3 by visiting this link The best personality tests for career happiness:)

I was on a train on my way to the Uni when I saw a familiar face among the crowd. My high school math teacher, whom I hadn’t seen for years, was standing next to the door, on the right side of the wagon.

I went to greet her:
– Hi, Do you remember me? I’m Charo Pinilla. I was a student of yours a few years ago”

-Oh, I know who you are. I remember you handwriting! Continue reading

Top 5 Personality Tests (part 3): Myers Briggs Type Indicator

(This article is part 3 of a series about personality test for career happiness. If you haven’t read previous parts, you can find them here: Top 5 Career Personality Tests (includes links to parts 1 and 2)

The Myers Briggs is probably the most known personality test around.

Based on the works of Carl Jung, it has been widely used among career coaches over the years.

But it is much more than just a career tool, as you’re about to discover.

 

Have you ever tried to discover if you are an Continue reading

How to overcome your fear of change (a weird personal story)

How to overcome your fear of changeWho hasn’t been stuck for days and days because what you needed to do was stirring some uncomfortable feelings?
As a highly sensitive person myself, one of the biggest obstacles I’ve encountered in my life and my career, is my own emotional distress.

I’ve never shared this publicly before, but in my previous career as a Building Engineer I had to deal with my own fear, ALL the time.

Part of my job, consisted of Continue reading

Do what you love: Top 5 advantages of doing work in alignment with who you are

How much do you like it when you’re forced to be someone other than who you truly are?
I guess not too much…

Because going against your natural grain demands an extra, constant amount of energy on your part, it is really draining. And thus it’s not sustainable.

On the contrary, doing work that is in alignment with who you are, has many, Continue reading

Top 5 personality tests (part 2): Discover your strengths with the Strengths Finder Assesstment

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase: “Play to your Strengths”
But has anyone ever encouraged you to do exactly that?

Lucky you if you had that kind of support around you, but I doubt it. It’s not very common.

So what are exactly your strengths?

Marcus Buckingham, author of “Now. Discover your strengths” and “Go put your strengths to work” defines strengths as those activities that when you do them leaves you feeling energized.

The thing is, how do you find your strengths? Continue reading